Susan served as an assistant U.S. attorney in both the Government Fraud and Economic Crimes and the Major Crimes Sections of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta. In this position, Susan led all phases of the investigation and prosecution of economic and fraud-related crimes, environmental crimes, tax crimes, white collar crimes, human trafficking, public corruption, document fraud/identity theft, and intellectual property crimes. With her expertise, Susan conducted trainings for state, federal, and international law enforcement, and engaged in community outreach events. Susan was one of the first federal prosecutors to bring a sex trafficking case in Georgia and, over her career, indicted 49 human traffickers in cases involving domestic sex trafficking of adults and minors, international sex trafficking of adults and minors, and labor trafficking. Susan has successfully argued cases before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. For her work on a civil case filed under the Clean Water Act, Susan received the John Marshall Award, the Justice Department’s highest honor.
Susan was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate to lead the U.S. Department of State’s global diplomatic engagement to combat Human Trafficking as an Ambassador-at-Large. She continues to stay active in the anti-trafficking community by serving on the Board of Street Grace and on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.
Prior to joining the firm, Susan ran the Atlanta office of Nardello & Co. a global investigations firm with experience across a broad range of issues including corruption-related investigations, civil and white-collar criminal litigation support, corporate social responsibility compliance audits, and supply chain/labor trafficking investigations.